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'Daily Voting News' For July 24, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Last year Luzerne County, PA spent $2.4M on 750 ES&S iVotronic DREs and a one-year warranty. Now that the first warranty is to expire ES&S wants $300,000 for a three-year warranty. The county Director of Elections has written the state and told them, in part, "In addition to not being able to meet the financial burden that ES&S is asking us to meet, we cannot individually deal with such a large, multi-national corporation and the mix of deception this company promulgates." And he asked the state to ensure "that voting-system vendors doing business here do not have the opportunity to threaten the democratic process with such unsavory business practices that vendors, such as ES&S, seemingly have a deep commitment to employing."...
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  • PA: Luzerne County - PA County Election Director Decries 'Unsavory Business Practices, Deception' of ES&S and Other Voting System Vendors LINK
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